Sunday, June 08, 2008

Eye Candy Sunday


A girl's gotta do something with all that leftover sock yarn :)










Specs and info on Ravelry HERE

49 comments:

Leslie said...

Well, if that isn't the cutest "little" thing! (and I don't just mean the blankie.) I don't think I've ever seen a granny square that big but it really works. Congrats on finding a good recycling project.

Julie said...

That is a beautiful blanket! P-man seems to like it :-)

Carole Knits said...

That is fabulous!

Suzanne said...

I agree with P-man (and your Ravelry page) it IS spectacular!

Fantastic!

dropstitchknitter said...

awesome!

dyedinthewool said...

Oh, wow! I love it (and by the looks of it, so does the P-Man!)

Dave said...

Wow!! That's totally incredible. I love how all the colours shimmer. Did you carefully plan it, or is it random? What a great way to turn leftovers into something of beauty and utility.

Debi said...

It was random-ish :)

Towards the end it was so big i needed full 50 gm skeins to get around the perimeter two times so I picked unused skeins of yarns that I loved but the bulk of it is truly leftover scraps and I just picked what looked good as I went along!

elinor said...

Wow! Talk about fabulous.

Stacey said...

Holy CRAPOLI! That thing is huge. I've been looking at my leftovers and wondering what I could do with them.

I finally caved a few months ago and asked my mom to teach me granny squares. I've been doing tiny, fairy sized things (I'll have to post a picture)... maybe using sock yarn would be a nice break.

--Deb said...

Just gorgeous!

Dorothy said...

What a great idea! That is absolutely gorgeous!! I have so many left over skeins. I might just have to break out the crochet hook. P-man certainly looks as if he approves.

KnitNana said...

Abso-bloomin-lutely fan-tab-ulous!
(P-Man, that's some digs Momma made up for you!)
(sigh - I wish I could crochet!)
((((Hugs))))

Windansea said...

WOW! So many yarns - such incredible color! Absolutely fantastic!

Monika said...

Wow- that's beautiful! It's the crochet answer to the mitered squares blanket with left over sock yarn, or the log cabin blanket. :o) Me likes!

Dame Wendy said...

How lovely! I love it. :)

Jenn said...

I love it!!! Great job! Now I need to learn how to crochet!

Cookie said...

Oh, it's fab, Debi! Well done!

WandaWoman said...

It is just gorgeous! I love how it turned out Debi!

Sheila said...

Awesome!!!

ChelleC said...

I love it! Head'n over to Ravelry to read more about it. So glad you're still posting here. That blanket is gorgeous. The P-man loves it too.

Cathy said...

The blanket is Gorgeous Debi, and you already KNOW how I feel about the PMan :) Hope all is well with you.

Norma said...

Oh, DEB! That is FANTASTIC! Taking on the accent of The Manolo, SUPER-FANTASTIC!

Angie said...

AWESOME!!! A beautiful use for left-overs!

Opal said...

Gorgeous! Both the blanket and the P-Man!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I so love this blanket! So much so that I'm tempted to start my own. It really did turn out nice, Debi.

I see the king of the castle, aka Pumpkin, thinks so too.

Carol said...

OMG That's grand and glorious! Love it!

Catherine said...

Wow! gorgeous!

Terri said...

That is wonderful! I think that is absolutely beautiful on your bed, not to mention the pumpkin-colored decoration in the center...

Ger said...

Well done, that afghan is truly wonderful. I recently started to crochet and am just in awe at your skill. Also what a great way to use sock yarn.

Suna said...

Great! My friends are on a granny square kick, so I will be sure to share this with them! It complements the cat wonderfully, too.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love your Granny Afghan! I haven't seen one big square like this since I made my very first crocheted afghan when I was age 18 ... over 50 years ago. [in browns & yellows] Great come back ... with sock yarn no less. Wow, I love it!!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello!

I just happen upon your blog, and I am so happy that I did! This is one beautiful blanket...absolutely gorgeous! The colors you chose are so very pretty. Enjoy! Have a lovely week....

Smiles...

Beverly

twig said...

Gorgeous! That must have taken a long time -- but well worth the wait.

KSee said...

what a great idea. I made one of those years, years and years ago when I was selling afghans. I love the colors.

Rebecca said...

It must feel wonderful to use up all that left-over sock yarn, although, I might ask.....how many pairs of socks HAVE you knit???

Lovely!

bookwoman said...

I'm in awe.

Jessica said...

Wow!! Just wow!! That's really beautiful. And of course, the P-man thinks it's for him. :)

Kris said...

Debi, that is stunning. I don't believe I have ever seen a more beautiful afghan. Really beautiful.

weebug said...

it is beautiful! much prettier than my sock yarn blankie~

AllyB said...

a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!! That's the most amazing Granny Square I've ever seen, even my Grama would have been amazed! Kudos to you!

Batty said...

Oh wow, that's absolutely breath-taking.

Life's a Stitch said...

I can't imagine how many socks you've knit. That is fanstastic!

Willemtje said...

Absolutely stunning. I'm going to inspect my leftovers and start rightaway. I'd been thinking of knitting an afghan, but this looks like a much better idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

A Dutch knitter (and crocheter)

claudia said...

That is seriously the best use of leftover sock yarn I've ever seen. Nice work!

Madge said...

Whoa. I'm away from Blogland for a few days, and I come back and find out P-Man's been eaten by a gigantic granny square. What, he wasn't? Really? Well, then, what do you feed that thing?!

Full on crazy quilt action there! Yee haw!

Knittinreed said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monique said...

All I can say is WOW! First, good for you for not letting all of that yarn go to waste. 2nd, you did a Fab job on that blanket!

Beatriz said...

This is amazing! I'm going to add to my Ravelry favorites. Your work is absolutely stunning, and excellent use of leftover sock yarn.